Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Celebrates Bigger Facility, Bigger Impact

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Celebrates Bigger Facility, Bigger Impact

Ribbon cutting showcases growth, impact, and potential of the new Food Bank of Northwest Indiana The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana celebrated the official ribbon cutting of its new facility, located at 6490 Broadway, Merrillville, on Thursday, May 16. The day marked just over a year since the Food Bank announced its move to the new facility alongside the public phase of its Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope capital campaign. The event showcased the growth, impact, and future initiatives of the organization. “A lot has changed since we first introduced this vision a year…Read more
Enbridge Helps Neighbors in Need at Mobile Market

Enbridge Helps Neighbors in Need at Mobile Market

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana awarded $2,500 Enbridge Community Investment Grant to Feed Hungry Neighbors Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to receive a $2,500 Community Investment Grant from local energy transportation company, Enbridge. The donation will support the Food Bank Mobile Market, a traveling food distribution program to provide critical food assistance to individuals and families in need across Northwest Indiana. Mobile Market is scheduled to visit St. John Township Community Center on May 15th, where the funds provided by Enbridge will ensure children and families in need have access to…Read more
Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Catastrophes Highlight Need For Your Generosity

Fire … dangerous cold … the longest federal government shutdown in history. This past winter, various disasters and crises left countless Northwest Indiana neighbors in a new and difficult situation, with many of them visiting the Food Bank or one of its partner pantries for the first time in their lives. Many families whose main breadwinner works for the federal government were barely making ends meet during the shutdown. Debilitating cold kept other neighbors without transportation from reaching the grocery store. When schools called snow days, some children who rely on free/reduced lunches…Read more
Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

Major Donor Recognition Levels Revealed

As we become more deeply rooted in the communities we're serving, your generosity remains at the heart of all we are able to accomplish. To honor our leading donors to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is erecting a special donor wall of recognition. As an individual donor, family, and/or organization/business, you are invited to add your name at one of the following investment levels. Please consider making a one-time donation to the Fighting Hunger, Growing Hope campaign and secure your personalized leaf today. Or, if you'd prefer to…Read more
2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

2018 Christmas Dinner at Texas Corral

Texas Corral Provides Free Christmas Day Meal to Families in Need Texas Corral restaurant in Merrillville will host its 3rd Annual Christmas Dinner on Tuesday, December 25th, to provide a free holiday meal to individuals and families in need across the Region. General Manager Craig Carnagey, in coordination with the Texas Corral organization, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana, and other community partners, hopes to spread cheer and goodwill to the many folks struggling with hunger and other challenging circumstances this holiday season. The Christmas dinner will be served between 11am and 5pm,…Read more
Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families

Food Bank of NWI Provides Holiday Meals to 700 Families 7th Annual Hope for the Holidays food distribution provides hope, holiday food assistance to hungry neighbors December 14, 2018 (Merrillville, IN) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today provided holiday food assistance to more than 500 individuals and families during its 7th annual Hope for the Holidays Mobile Marketplace distribution, sponsored by Legacy Foundation and NIPSCO. A special holiday Mobile Marketplace distribution was also held last Saturday, December 8, in Valparaiso and served more than 200 families. “We know the holidays can…Read more
Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank Receives $5,000 Joy in Childhood Foundation Grant

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Receives $5,000 Grant from Joy in Childhood Foundation in Celebration of Giving Tuesday Funds will support hunger relief programs for children in Lake and Porter Counties  (Merrillville, IN) (November 27, 2018) – The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana recently announced  it has received a $5,000 grant from the Joy in Childhood Foundation, which is powered by Dunkin' and Baskin-Robbins, and brings the simple joys of childhood to kids battling hunger or illness. Funding from the grant will support the Food Bank’s childhood hunger relief programs, including BackPack, Summer Food…Read more
Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Mobile Marketplace visits local schools, provides food assistance to students and families

Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Fights Childhood Hunger with Mobile Marketplace in Schools In 2018, the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana Mobile Marketplace began visiting area schools and after-school programs to better address childhood hunger and provide more complete food assistance to working families with schoolchildren. The mobile food distribution program has traveled to a different community almost every week for the past seven years, providing food assistance to as many as 250 families some weeks. “Between growing food deserts, a lack of reliable transportation and financial limitations, many families in Northwest Indiana…Read more
Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility

Food Bank Announces $4m Capital Campaign for a New Facility Make a Capital Campaign Donation The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana today announced it has raised $2.5 million, more than half of its $4 million capital campaign goal. The Food Bank announced the public phase of its campaign during an unveiling event at its new facility in Merrillville. The Fighting Hunger, Building Hope capital campaign for a new facility is a critical effort for the Food Bank to increase its capacity to distribute more nutritious food to the community, as well as develop…Read more
Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Announcing Mobile Marketplace 2018

Mobile Marketplace Provides Fresh, Nutritious Food to the Region The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana is excited to announce Mobile Marketplace, a mobile food distribution program to provide greater food access for individuals and families across Lake and Porter counties. Formerly known as Pantry on the Go, the inaugural Mobile Marketplace will take place Wednesday, March 28 from 4:00 to 6:00pm at New Creation Ministry in Highland (9738 Fifth Street). “This program is a critical effort to ensure every person in our community has access to the nutrition they need and deserve,” said…Read more